Q When is the race on?
A Race day is April 8th 2018, 10.15am which is the same weekend as last year.
Q Can I enter on Race Day?
A Race day will be hectic for all – we’d prefer if you register well ahead of time.
Q Where will my sponsorship go and how much of it reaches the charities?
A This year your sponsorship will be split in the following way, 50% to the Hope Cancer Support Centre, Enniscorthy, 25% to the County Wexford Hospice Homecare Service and 25% to MRI Now project for Wexford General Hospital. They will use the money to provide and develop their services. We aim that all of the money you raise goes to the charities and that race costs are paid for by our sponsors. Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors Eugene T. Doyle and Co. are the financial watchdogs on the project and they make public the accounts at the cheque presentation after the event.
Funds for Hope will be utilised to help offer Counselling and Therapy services to people with cancer and their families, and to provide specialist counselling supports for children who have family members with a diagnosis. In 2017, Hope launched their Hope to Drive service, to help people get to and from hospitals for treatment, and this service continues to expand. Your donation will help grow this vital service. In addition, Hope’s outreach programme continues to bring support services throughout the County to help reach all those people in need.
The funds raised will help Wexford Hospice Homecare continue this service free to those who need it. Last year their nurses made 4,801 visits to people with a terminal illness in Co. Wexford.
Over 4,000 people per year have to go outside Wexford to get a MRI scan and that number is growing. Wexford needs a MRI scanner and we need it now. Your participation today will help us achieve that goal.
Q What kind of people are entering the race?
A The short answer is all kinds, but here are some factoids. The split on participation for the two events last year was; 21% of participants registered for the 10Mile, 79% for the 10K, 69% women and 31% men. We have previously registered people from age 16 to those in their 70s. Please remember 18 is the minimum age permitted by our Insurance Company this year.
Q Is the ‘Little Dreamers Dash’ taking place this year?
A Yes it is. When the main events are underway we will have some fun on the Promenade at the Start/Finish area with the Kids races. These are free to enter.
Q Can I run the 10K and can I walk the 10 Mile.
A You can choose to walk or run either event as you see fit.
Q After I register can I change my mind and switch event?
A Yes you can, but you must notify us well in advance of race day. On the day participants will be identifiable by the colour of their numbers. If you decide to switch events without telling us this will cause a lot of confusion among participants and stewards on the course. It will also create inaccuracies in the electronic timing system.
Q Where do the 10K and 10Mile start and finish.
A Both events start at the same time (10.15am) at the same place on The Promenade, Enniscorthy. Both events finish at the same place.
Q What is the 10K course then, if the start is the same?
A The first two miles are the same for all. For those who are familiar with the course from previous years you will know that the two mile mark is at the Carleys Bridge Rd/New Ross Rd junction. At this point the 10Mile participants turn right heading for Davidstown and the 10K participants turn left heading for Enniscorthy. After 1km at ‘Red Pats Cross’ the 10K turns right and heads along Tomnalosset for 1.8km to Plummers Cross. Here the 10K turns left and re-joins the 10Mile route until the finish. Course maps are available on the website.
Q Will there be Water, Toilets and First Aid on the Course?
A Yes there will be 3 water stations on the 10 mile route and 2 on the 10k route again this year and First Aid will again be provided by the Irish Red Cross.
Q Do I have to raise €100 to enter?
A Let me qualify my answer with some information first and then you can decide for yourself.
The average amount raised by participants last year was €76.
The cost of putting one participant on the road is approx. €25 and we are extremely grateful to the many organisations that pay for this event so that all of your fundraising can go to the charities untouched.
Now, to answer the question directly – No you don’t have to raise €100. All we can ask is that in the true spirit of the event, being mindful of the charities and the important and necessary work they do – please do your best.